Winner of an ABC Limelight Award for Best Newcomer (2011), Zane Banks has been described as an ‘expert’ of the guitar (The American Record Guide), ‘a young virtuoso’ (The Australian) and ‘an outstanding young Australian artist’ (Limelight Magazine). Banks is considered one of the most versatile guitarists of his generation having performed in Europe, Asia and in his native Australia. He studied classical guitar with Gregory Pikler, Philip Houghton and Aleksandr Tsiboulsk as well as jazz guitar with Steve Brien and gained his Bachelor of Music (Performance) Honours Class 1 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
From 2005-2009, Zane worked extensively with composer Georges Lentz as a technical assistant during the time Mr Lentz was composing Ingwe from 'Mysterium' ("Caeli entrant..." VII), a sixty-minute work for unaccompanied electric guitar. Zane gave the world premiere of this composition at the Rainy Days Festival for Contemporary Art Music in Luxembourg in 2007 and has also recorded the work on the Naxos label, which was released in May 2011 to critical acclaim.
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- Performer Zane Banks
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